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Qualcomm 2012 Innovation Conference features the “future of mobile technology”

The brightest minds in the ‘mobile ecosystem’ recently gathered in Berlin to promote innovation in the mobile phone industry. The annual Qualcomm 2012 Conference on Innovation (IQ2012) in the mobile industry concluded recently. Qualcomm sought to highlight hands-on access to the latest in mobile technology, products and services as well as insight to “the future …

Saad Zaghloul

Pakistan row nears end, UAE Etisalat may have to pay out

By Matt Smith / Reuters DUBAI: Pakistan Telecommunication (PTCL) should soon receive assets due to it as part of its partial privatization, its chief executive said, a development that could trigger an $800 million payment from shareholder Etisalat to the government. Etisalat, the no.1 telecoms operator in the United Arab Emirates, led a consortium that bought …

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Etisalat eyes mobile remittances in Gulf

By Matt Smith / Reuters DUBAI: UAE telecoms operator Etisalat, which saw $1.8 billion moved over its network last year via money transfers, has sought regulatory approval to expand its financial services offerings in the Gulf region, home to millions of expatriates. Mobile money services allow customers to pay bills or make remittances using SMS text …

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Etisalat says may sell African towers

DUBAI: UAE’s telecoms firm Etisalat may sell its telephone tower operations in Africa and is considering sharing infrastructure with rival carriers, the former monopoly said in a statement on Thursday. Etisalat operates in about 10 African countries, including Egypt, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ivory Coast. "Etisalat, like other telecom operators in Africa, is constantly evaluating good …

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